For many, learning to drive is the first step to gaining independence, but it also carries an element of risk. Motor accidents range from minor bumps and scrapes to major accidents, which in some very severe cases can prove fatal. At Accident Advice Helpline, we regularly advise clients who have suffered physical injuries, but there are also those who also require driving lesson accident counselling.
It is not unusual for motor accidents to require not only treatment for physical injuries, but also mental trauma. Psychological problems can take several forms, including flashbacks, loss of confidence or self-esteem, and nightmares. It can sometimes be that your physical injuries are slight, but because of something you have witnessed during the accident you have suffered a mental trauma.
We employ solicitors who are experienced in dealing with all forms of personal injury. They are aware that psychological trauma can take some time to manifest itself. In situations such as this, you should simply let your solicitor know that a course of driving lesson accident counselling has been prescribed.
While the NHS provides an excellent standard of care, in cases where trauma counselling is prescribed time is of the essence and waiting times can often be a problem; it may therefore, be advisable to seek treatment at a private clinic. As with other forms of personal injury claims, you should keep receipts and records for all the expenses you incur; for example, the cost of counselling, travel and incidental expenses. All costs related to your driving lesson counselling will be included in your overall compensation claim.
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One of our prime considerations, especially in cases where trauma counselling is required, is to ensure you have the time and space to concentrate on recuperating without worrying about how your claim is progressing. Your solicitor will update you at regular intervals, keeping you informed about any developments, such as an offer to settle out of court. Avoiding going to court carries several benefits; costs are considerably reduced and a significant amount of time can be saved, which benefits all parties concerned.
Since its founding in 2000, Accident Advice Helpline has become one of the UK’s most respected law firms thanks to our team of expert solicitors who specialise solely in personal injury law. One of the key goals of our company is to give everyone, regardless of their financial situation, access to expert legal advice and the ability to claim the compensation they are entitled to. All our solicitors operate on a no win, no fee* basis, which means that it costs nothing to initiate legal proceedings against the person or company responsible for causing your injuries.
How do I make a claim?
We operate a free, 24-hour helpline, so contacting one of our advisors could not be easier or more convenient. All you need to do is dial 0800 689 0500 from your land line for no obligation advice. We also have a website offering comprehensive information on how to make a personal injury claim, including accident counselling. Our website also features a contact request form and a 30-second compensation calculator.
Date Published: May 22, 2015
Author: David Brown